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Congregational Ministries Publishing to transfer to Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:05

September 23, 2017

A recommendation from the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) executive committee to transfer PMA’s Congregational Ministries Publishing (CMP) to the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) was approved at its meeting Friday night.

Presbyterian ministries issue statement on 2018 refugee admissions

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:37

September 22, 2017

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) today, in conjunction with the Office of the Stated Clerk, issued a statement regarding reports the Trump Administration is considering reducing refugee admissions to 50,000 in 2018, the lowest level since passage of the Refugee Act of 1980.

Second day of PMA Board meeting sees approval of new board structure

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:02

September 22, 2017

Following a morning that featured a Native American Day Worship service and cultural humility training for members of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB), the board convened following lunch to resume its agenda which included final debate and approval of a new board structure.

223rd General Assembly (2018) plans take shape

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00

2018 marks 16th time PC(USA) has met in “Gateway City”

September 22, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Jerry Van Marter


When the 538 commissioners and 183 advisory delegates to the 223rd General Assembly (2018) convene on June 16, 2018, it will mark the sixteenth time the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s top gathering has been held in the “Gateway City” of St. Louis.

“We are 268 days out,” the Office of the General Assembly’s Director of Assembly Operations Tom Hay, told the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly at its September 19–21 meeting in Louisville.

223차 총회(2018) 계획이 구체화 됨

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00

2018년은 “게이트웨이 시티”에서 만나는 미국장로교회의 16번째 모임

September 22, 2017

총회 사무국 통신부

제리 밴 마터 Jerry Van Marter


2018년 6월 16일 223차 총회(2018)의 538명의 총대와 183명의 자문단이 소집되면 세인트 루이스의 "Gateway City"에서 열리는 미국장로교 총회는 이 도시에서의 16번째 모임을 기록할 것이다.

"우리에겐 268일이 남아있습니다"라고 톰 헤이Tom Hay 총회 운영담당자는 9월 19-21일 루이빌에서 열린 총회 사무국 위원회에서 말했다.

PC(USA) State Clerk invites participation in Freedom Rising initiative

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:53

September 22, 2017

The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), has penned a letter to PC(USA) congregations inviting participation in the Freedom Rising initiative.

Native American Day Worship opens second day of PMAB meeting

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:28

September 22, 2017

The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) opened its Friday meeting with a Native American Day Worship service led by Elona Street Stewart, executive for the Synod of the Lakes and Prairies, and board members Jason Chavez, Cecil Corbett and Buddy Monahan.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to help with earthquake recovery efforts in Mexico

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:14

September 22, 2017

As rescue crews continue to dig for survivors in the latest earthquake in Mexico, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is connecting with ecumenical partners to support recovery efforts and assist in developing long-term response plans.

Respecto a los/as ancianos/as gobernantes: una serie mensual para líderes espirituales

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:16

Reunirse mientras Dios lidera

September 22, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

No me gustan las reuniones. Como presbiteriana de toda la vida, me apena admitirlo. Las reuniones pueden ser tediosas, frustrantes, confusas y tan no espirituales.

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board begins fall Louisville meeting

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:53

September 21, 2017

The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) began its fall meeting in Louisville today with a gathering of its Executive Committee to discuss the meeting agenda and hear updates from program areas. Also on deck were proposals for a new board structure and consolidation of publishing operations within the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. After lunch, the entire board heard an update from Mark Hostetter, moderator of the Way Forward Commission.

COGA confirma que la 223a AG se reunirá en St. Louis

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:33

«Dios nos ha llevado a este lugar en este momento»

September 21, 2017

Comunicaciones de la Oficina de la Asamblea General

por Jerry Van Marter


Al llamarse presencia de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.) en St. Louis el próximo verano como «una oportunidad para participar en el servicio y testimonio de justicia», el Comite de la Asamblea General (COGA) confirmó unánimemente hoy (21 de septiembre) que la 223a Asamblea General (2018) de la denominación se reunirá en esa ciudad desde el 16 hasta el 23 de junio del 2018.

총회 사무국 위원회(COGA)는 223차 총회가 세인트 루이스에서 열릴 것임을 확인함

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:25

“하나님께서 우리를 이 장소로 지금 이 시간에 인도하십니다”

September 21, 2017

총회 사무국 통신부

제리 반 마터Jerry Van Marter


내년 여름 세인트 루이스로 미국장로교회 존재를 부르시는 "봉사와 증거의 증인이 되는 기회"로서 총회 사무국 위원회(COGA)는 만장일치로(9월 21일) 교단의 223차 총회(2018)는 2018년 6월 16-23일 그 도시에서 만날 것임을 확인하다.

Farmworkers in Immokalee begin recovery from Hurricane Irma

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:52

September 21, 2017

One of the hardest hit areas during Hurricane Irma was Immokalee, Florida, home to thousands of migrant farmworkers who pick the vegetables sold to restaurants and grocery chains across the country.

COGA affirms that GA223 will meet in St. Louis

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:02

“God has led us to this place at this time”

September 21, 2017

COGA members and OGA staff meeting in Louisville, KY on September 21, 2017 —Andrew Yeager-Buckley

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Jerry Van Marter


Calling the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s presence in St. Louis next summer “an opportunity to engage in service and witness to justice,” the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) affirmed unanimously today (September 21) that the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the denomination will meet in that city June 16–23, 2018.

‘Theological Conversations’ releases ‘Redeeming Covenant’

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:42

September 21, 2017

In the eighth installment of Theological Conversations for 2017, the Theology, Formation and Evangelism ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) presents Redeeming Covenant: A Critical Reflection on Puritan Covenant Theology, Democracy and Racism in the U.S.

Huracán María llega a Puerto Rico

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:52

September 21, 2017

La temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico está siendo fiel a su título mientras que el huracán María hace estragos en Puerto Rico hoy. La tormenta de categoría 4 llegó a tierra esta mañana con vientos de 155 mph, sólo dos mph por debajo de la categoría 5.

International Peacemakers arrive in the U.S.

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:30

September 21, 2017

On the eve of International Day of Peace, 15 peacemakers from around the world arrived in the U.S. to begin their two-week visit. From now until October 16 the participants will scatter across the country speaking with churches, public and private schools, universities, women and men’s groups and much more. Organizers say this is the largest group to participate as International Peacemakers.

Freedom Rising gains traction in pilot cities

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:25

September 20, 2017

High incarceration rates, widespread unemployment and low educational attainment among African American young men have led some observers to call them a “lost generation.” However, the Rev. Mary Susan Pisano rejects this description.

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:36

September 20, 2017

The Atlantic hurricane season is living up to its title as Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc on Puerto Rico today. The Category 4 storm came ashore this morning with winds of 155 mph, just two mph below Category 5 status.

Facing up to our racism

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:00

September 20, 2017

In a few weeks, many of us will make our way to a place we call home in observance of Thanksgiving, our most religiously secular and secularly religious holiday. Gathered around a table of plenty, we will partake and share, acknowledging God’s gracious bounty to all and giving thanks for it.


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